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Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine # 60 (magazine review).

November 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine # 60 (magazine review).

The guys on this starliner must be feeling a little old because they’ve reached their Diamond Jubilee! Will they qualify for the state pension yet? I would keep them chained to the grindstone because, by all accounts, they are still doing very well in looking after the passengers on the ship, even grumpy ones like […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

November 4, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

The September/October issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ popped through my letterbox a few weeks back and I’ve been busily enjoying the stories inside ever since. After the last issue was guest edited by C.C. Finlay, this one returns to the hands of long-time editor Gordon van Gelder, who has selected five […]

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Albedo One # 45 (magazine review).

November 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Albedo One # 45 (magazine review).

The latest edition of the Dublin-based magazine ‘Albedo One’ is now available and in it there are seven short stories, a couple of interviews and lots of reviews. Very good quality fiction drips from the pages which is what you’d expect from a magazine of this standing. They are stories which are challenging, thoughtful and […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 26 no. 1 # 96 Spring 2014 (magazine review).

September 27, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 26 no. 1 # 96 Spring 2014  (magazine review).

As revealed in an article last month, ‘On Spec’ is in peril of its life after losing funding from the Canadian Arts Council. The nice reviewer who loves short fiction and wants all the magazines to prosper is therefore tempted to shout its merits from the rooftops yet honesty must prevail. Happily, the two motivations […]

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Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine # 59 (magazine review).

September 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine # 59 (magazine review).

The latest edition of ‘Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine’ was a bit later than normal but you’ve got to feel sorry for the guys from Australia, after all they are working upside down and would fall off the Earth if not for velcro keeping them attached. Nevertheless, they have produced a very good issue with plenty […]

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Comic Book Creator # 3 (magazine review).

September 19, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Comic Book Creator # 3 (magazine review).

‘Comic Book Creator’ combines looking at both comicbook writers and artists under one title. With a magazine format, what would be classified as gold will depend on your age or what you find interesting about the medium. This issue focuses way back but if you just like looking at and reading about talented people, you’ll […]

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Back Issue # 72 (magazine review).

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 72 (magazine review).

As you should be able to tell from the cover of the May 2014 edition of Back Issue # 72, this edition is about comicbook robots, although it is bulked out by also covering cyborgs. Not comprehensive but editor Mike Eury points out the other ‘Back Issue’ issues you need to pick up, most available […]

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On Spec Magazine needs our help!

August 19, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
On Spec Magazine needs our help!

We’re been reviewing ‘On Spec’ magazine for some years now but now they’ve hit a crisis so I’ll let its editor, Diane Walton spell it out. Geoff After many years of providing On Spec with sustainable production funding, a peer jury for the Canada Council for the Arts has denied our application for a grant […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ was first published in the autumn of 1949, making it sixty-five years old this year. For the last seventeen years, it has been edited by Gordon Van Gelder, but this particular issue has been guest-edited by the American SFF writer C.C. Finlay, who has selected seven short stories […]

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Apex Magazine # 62, July 2014 (magazine review).

July 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Apex Magazine # 62, July 2014 (magazine review).

With magazines, the cover is an exceptionally critical component. Get it wrong and people will pass up on the issue regardless of the quality of content within the magazine. ‘Apex Magazine’ has been blessed with some exceptional covers recently and issue 62 is another winner provided by Ashley Mackenzie. The cover illustrating ‘The Scarved’ should […]

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